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10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

Take a Day Off and Put Yourself Through Financial Boot Camp

You have a 401(k) from an old employer that you haven't looked at in weeks, a high-interest credit card you've been meaning to do something about for …

Personal Finance

How Warren Buffett Found the Key to Happiness

<i>Money will not change how healthy you are or how many people love you</i>. — Warren Buffett<p>So let’s start off with a tough reality: it’s unlikely that …

Success Starts With Making Your Bed

If you want to read something good--really good--about the mindset needed for success, read the commencement speech given by Admiral William McRaven …

Top 10 Tips and Tricks We Learned from the Military

You learn unique, useful skills in the military—not just for special ops, but also often applicable to everyday life. Here are ten of the most …

Top 10

CHARLES T. MUNGER AND THE PRESCRIPTION FOR A LIFE OF MISERY

CHARLES MUNGER ON THE PRESCRIPTION FOR MISERY<p>On June 13, 1986 Charles T. Munger delivered the commencement address at Harvard University.<p>In it, …

How to Turn Worries About the Future Into Action Right Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>After years and years of living with anxiety, I can’t tell you …

9 Things You Need to Know to Unlock Your Natural Talents & Succeed in Life (Must-read advice if you want to be the best!)

The Oracle of Delphi said: “Know Thyself.” I say: Learn what it is in your nature to do, and learn how to do it well. And that’s exactly what you’re …

The best free Internet Radio Recorders

Most media players support Internet Radio, so that it is possible to play streams right in the player. All it takes is to find the right station, …

Rising Rates Point to Stock Market Correction

How do stocks react when the Fed begins to tighten rates? How do they react when markets begin to anticipate the inception of a new tightening …

Henry Miller on Turning 80, Fighting Evil, And Why Life is the Best Teacher

Only 200 copies of Henry Miller's 1972 chapbook, On Turning Eighty, were ever printed; each hand-numbered and signed. How I ended up with copy 48 is …

Here's 3 Facts From Goldman That Should Make Stock Market Bulls Very Happy

The other view is that the market represents fundamental economic and market improvement.<p>In his latest Weekly Kickstart note, Goldman's David Kostin relays some observations from earnings season that should make the latter camp very happy. Basically they show that fundamentals are strong, and …

When stocks go _____, bonds go _____

What is the relationship between stocks and bonds?<p>The only real answer is context-dependent – <i>What else is going on around us?</i><p>Or, we can simply reply …

How to save a million bucks for retirement

Million-dollar savers take full advantage of their employers' 401(k) match and profit-sharing.<p>Some people have a million dollars or more saved for retirement, but most people have far less. USA TODAY asked Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity Investments, for the best ways to boost your …

Hedge Funds Are Digging Gold Miners

Higher Earnings, Lower Costs Are Driving Forces<p>All that glitters isn't gold—at least for the investors who are eschewing the precious metal in favor of the companies that mine it.<p>After years spent in the shadow of gold, miners are back in favor, driven by stronger earnings and cuts to mining …

Stock Markets

10 stocks suffering the biggest cuts in earnings estimates

The benchmark S&P 500 Index is up 3% this year, despite two big declines over the past two weeks.<p>With the escalating round of sanctions among Russia, …

An overlooked resource for individual investors

Never a Better Time to Be An Individual Investor<p>That's been the headline in two recent blogs posts - one from Tadas Viskanta at Abnormal Returns and …

Elite Performance in Chess and Trading

Many a trading firm looks for a history of athletic participation in the search for trading talent. While athletics, as performance domains, share …

Does going on vacation make you more creative when you get back?

The evidence is pretty clear that taking a vacation makes people more productive when they get back to work.<p>But could they be more creative too?<p>That's the claim of a new study, in which Dutch researchers gave creativity tests to workers before and after they took a trip and found they scored better …

7 Strategies for Better Time Management

<i>“Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial.“</i> – Richard Ben Sapir<p>Sometimes our schedule just doesn’t work for us.<p>And it shows.<p>Maybe you just …

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

Americans are obsessed with celebrity chefs. We talk about them, tweet about them and try to eat like them. But could we learn something more from them than recipes and technique?<p>According to Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spend nearly $10 billion a year on self-help and personal organization …

The end of neighbours

How our increasingly closed-off lives are poisoning our politics and endangering our health<p>It’s a new day in the neighbourhood all across the Western …

Immune System

This Bug’s Bite Can Turn You Into a Vegetarian

It might sound like something out of PETA’s handbook of master plans, or a scheme by evil scientists fed up with climate change deniers. Either way, …

4 Fees You Should Never, Ever Pay

Not all fees are bad; I’ve recommended some fees depending on the type of flyer you are. But some should be avoided at all costs, like these</i> …

Bear Markets 1871 to Date: Duration and Magnitude

This week I’ve examined the course of bear markets from 1871 to date (really to March 2009, the end of the last bear market). This post is part 2 of …

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Smart investors ignore the news

If the market is making your head swim, you may be able to solve the problem by turning off, tuning out and dropping out of the 24-hour news …

The 20 Most Inspiring Companies Of 2014

This year we've seen many companies go above and beyond to protect the environment, help the less fortunate, and solve some of the world's biggest problems.<p>We found 20 of the most inspiring companies based on their actions for good this year. These inspiring institutions, listed alphabetically, are …